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this is bbc news. the headlines: jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party — after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. the government here unveils new plans for organ donation. adults in england will automatically become donors unless they opt out — currently just under 40% of people are signed up. i had no hesitation. we walked to future and said goodbye, i kissed her and just said go and some lives. after half a century of making people laugh, barry chuckle, of the chuckle brothers, has died. brother paul says he's lost his very best friend. and coming up at 8:30pm —
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the travel show is in south africa as the country marks the centenary of the birth of former president, nelson mandela. jeremy corbyn has again apologised for the hurt that's been caused to manyjewish people by anti—semitism in the labour party. in a video message, the labour leader acknowledged that his party had been too slow in dealing with allegations. he has not however responded to a call from his deputy, tom watson, for labour to adopt the full definition of anti—semitism as set out by the international holocaust remembrance alliance. vicki young reports. mr corbyn, when will you do enough for the jewish community to be happy with the labour party? he's not answering questions but jeremy corbyn‘s under growing
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pressure to do something to prove he's taking the issue of anti—semitism seriously. mr corbyn‘s refused several requests for interviews. instead, the labour party filmed this message in which he says sorry for the hurt caused to manyjewish people. people who use anti—semitic poison need to understand, you do not do it in my name or the name of my party. you are not our supporters. anyone who denies that this is surfacing in our party is clearly actually wrong and contributing to the problem. shame on you! jewish groups are angry about the definition of anti—semitism the labour party has decided to adopt in its code of conduct. now the party's deputy leader has joined the chorus of disapproval. tom watson told the observer that labour risked disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment over the row. in public and private, severaljeremy corbyn‘s senior colleagues have now made it clear they think he needs to go further than simply repeating past statements about anti—semitism. if he doesn't, this row
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is going to continue, damaging labour and distracting it from what it is supposed to be doing here, opposing the conservatives. another senior backbencher said mr corbyn‘s video changed nothing and she did not feel at all reassured by more words. he seems to have difficulty understanding that this is a very serious situation that won't go away with warm words. he seems to hold thejewish community in some kind of contempt and to treat them in a way he would not dream of treating any other minority community. labour insists that mr corbyn has made it clear in the strongest terms that anti—semitism has no place in the party and the code of conduct, which is causing such anger, is about to be fully consulted on. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered
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in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are the broadcaster and entertainmentjournalist, caroline frost and the parliamentary journalist, tony grew. the president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, has angrily condemned political opponents, including the united states and colombia, accusing them of being behind an attempt to assassinate him. he said there would be no forgiveness for those responsible for what he said was a drone attack while he was addressing a military parade in the capital, caracas. venezuela's interior minister says six "terrorists" — as he called them — have been detained over the explosions. but president trump's national security adviser, john bolton, has suggested the incident might have been set up by the venezuelan government itself. katy watson reports. mr maduro's speech started off like all the others, a rallying call on state television to support his revolution. and then this happened. the sound cuts off. the television pictures
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continue to roll. at this point, you can hear what sounds like panicked officials trying to protect mr maduro, while in the distance, a small group of soldiers start to move. and then chaos. the broadcast gets cut. from a nearby apartment block, you can see the military parade emptied, the sound of emergency sirens hardly heard above people's screams. anti—riot police move in, shields in hand. mr maduro likes to tell the world that there is order in venezuela. these pictures show otherwise. but within hours, he returned on screen, defiant. translation: i've no doubt that everything points to the right, to the venezuelan ultra—right, in cahoots with the colombian ultra—right, and the colombian president is behind this attack. the colombian government deny any involvement. the aftermath felt chaotic.
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the secret service, a common sight in venezuela, was out in force. but what is missing is the evidence. where are these drones that tried to kill mr maduro? without that, conspiracy theories abound. what people are concerned about is that mr maduro will use these images to justify a further crackdown on his political opponents. katy watson, bbc news. the government's publishing plans for a new system for organ donations in england. from spring 2020, most adults would be considered as potential donors unless they opted out. ministers say up to 700 more lives could be saved each year. our health correspondent catherine burns reports. she was always bubbly, there, wasn't she? look. hayley—louisejordan‘s parents say she was always fun but liked to plan ahead. so she was in her 20s when she signed up to the nhs organ donor register. her family thought nothing of it. she's gorgeous there, isn't she? but when hayley was 32,
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she had a brain haemorrhage. doctors pronounced her brain—dead and asked her parents about donation. i didn't have no hesitation. we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye, and ijust kissed her, and ijust said, "go save some lives, hayley". public support for organ donation is high. it is thought about 80% support the idea but only 37% have signed up to become donors. in reality, only a tiny number of deaths are suitable, but the government thinks changing the system could generate hundreds of extra transplants a year. the system for organ donation was overhauled ten years ago with some considerable success. now, for the first time, more than 5000 people have had transplants in the uk over 12 months. last year, just over 1500 people donated organs after their death and that is a record high. but still, there are just over 6000 patients on waiting lists for transplants. so under the new system,
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all adults would automatically be considered as donors unless they actively opt out. in the last year, more than 500,000 people across the uk have officially said no to donation even though so far, only wales has a system where people need to opt out. scotland plans to introduce one, too, and northern ireland has rejected the idea. there just isn't the evidence that this will actually deliver more organs that are in line with the wishes of the donor. and secondly, there is a fear, and we don't know downing street has distanced itself from a suggestion by the international trade secretary, liam fox, that a no—deal brexit is now the most likely outcome of negotiations. dr fox told the sunday times he believed the odds that britain would leave the eu without a transition arrangement next march were now at "60—40". number 10 has insisted it remains
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confident it can get a good deal. the family of the missing midwife samantha eastwood have thanked the public for their support after police in staffordshire found a body. the family have also asked for their privacy to be respected. the midwife went missing just over a week ago. three men are in custody, one on suspicion of murder. police in london have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in kingston—upon—thames last night. the man was found in cambridge gardens and was pronounced dead at the scene. officers are in the process of informing the man's family. no arrests have been made. all 20 people on board a vintage aircraft which crashed in the swiss alps late on saturday are now known to have died. swiss police say the junker 52, flown byju air, came down on a remote mountainside in the east of the country. the cause of the crash remains unclear. imogen foulkes reports from berne. the vintage junker 52, dating from 1939, was on a two—day
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excursion flight from locarno in the south up to zurich in the north. it was full, 17 passengers and three crew making the most of the clear summer weatherfor a flight across the alps. but somewhere above the 3,000—metre piz segnas mountain, something went wrong. today, crash investigators revealed their preliminary findings. translation: based on the situation at the crash site, we can say that the aircraft smashed into the ground almost vertically at relatively high speed. the exact cause is still to be investigated. what we can rule out at this point is there wasn't any collision with another aircraft, nor with an obstacle such as a cable. but establishing exactly what happened will take some time. the elderly plane had no black box flight recorder, and the remote alpine location of the crash means there
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was little radar monitoring. the scene of the accident remains closed. the bodies of the victims — 17 from switzerland and three from austria — are still being recovered. imogen foulkes, bbc news, berne. portuguese firefighters in the algarve are struggling to bring wildfires under control, as the southern european heatwave continues. temperatures have climbed to 46 degrees celsius, approaching the all—time european record. fire warnings have been issued across the iberian peninsula, as chi chi izundu reports. portugal — the latest country battling wildfire. some 700 firefighters are still tried to stop flames taking further hold of a eucalyptus forest near the town of monchique in the algarve. water—dropping aircraft have been assisting them as well as over 100 fire trucks. already, more than 1,000 hectares of land has been destroyed and one village has been forced to evacuate.
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how far were the flames? it was about 500 metres from our kitchen. the terrain is difficult to access and conditions have been tough. high winds, dry land and record temperatures. this weekend, seeing more than 45 degrees. it's so hot, people are opting to stay in. but it's not just portugal suffering. a continent—wide heatwave in recent weeks has seen deaths in spain, droughts and wildfires from greece to sweden. our correspondent in lisbon, alison roberts has been following the story. i think it's fair to say that they're not very overstretched at the moment. you'll remember, your viewers will remember the fires last year. we had some 500 over one weekend in october, which was really a record.
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there's half a dozen fires that we have seen today and yesterday, and the big one, as you say, is down in the south, in the algarve region. actually in the interior, not near the beaches many people will know. and local operation commanders had thought they would be able to bring it under control overnight. they haven't managed to. they've said there have been changeable winds. some of the terrain is very accessible, deep valleys, very thickly forested. neither accessible on the ground or even to accurately bomb them with water. we've seen more than 800 firefighters there, and in the last hour or so, some 30 have been treated for the effects of fire and smoke. thousands of homes and businesses in east nottinghamshire are without water because of a burst main pipe in the village
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of epperstone. severn trent has sent tankers to deliver supplies to those affected, and has been taking bottled water to vulnerable customers. navtej johal has the details. another scorching summer's day, and severn trent has been feeling the heat. these people have been without water since the early hours and have come to bingham leisure centre to collect some of the thousands of bottles provided by the company this afternoon. it's kind of crazy. it's so difficult. it's like somebody cuts your arm off. it's dreadful. i live in an area where there are five houses all in a very close community, so they have given me water for everybody. we have just woken up and we have had no water at all in the house. we also have two elderly neighbours and they have got nothing. they are boiling in this heat as well. thousands have been affected, many of them with no running water at all. the taps have been dry in jo's home in bingham all day. we came down the stairs to make a cup of tea, turned the tap on. nothing happened. so it was a bit like, "oh, nothing, absolutely nothing." this burst water pipe in epperstone in nottinghamshire
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is where the problem began. workers were on site here at 1:30am this morning to repair a 20—inch pipe, one of the biggest in the area, which created this hole when it burst. the same pipe burst in 2016 too, also leaving thousands without water then. severn trent has apologised to customers and says more than half of those affected have now got their normal water supply back. it says engineers remain at epperstone and it is doing everything it can to get all supplies restored as soon as possible. meanwhile, the bingham collection point will remain open until ten o'clock tonight. navtej johal, bbc east midlands today. the headlines on bbc news. jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party — after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives.
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the government publishes plans to change organ donation in england to an "opt—out" system from 2020. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh ferris. georgia hall has won the women's british open golf producing a stunning final round to claim her first major title. she's just the third home winner of the tournament in history and started the day one off the lead. what followed was a duel with her opponent pornanong phatlum from thailand. the last three holes proved crucial. this on the 16th set up a chance for eagle. hall made birdie. but took the lead
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and that pressure led to a double bogie on 17 for phatlum. and a comfortable victory in the end by two shots. with the bogie on the last her first of a final round 67. hall hasn't even won on the tour before. i cannot believe the amount of support i've had, it's amazing to have all that support. this is a huge springboard for her to greater things and that just the right time. this is a nice little platform to build on, to achieve great things andl build on, to achieve great things and i think your potential is something significant within the game, within the women's game of golf. ireland's fairy tale run to the final of the women's hockey world cup could't provide a happy ending as they lost to the defending champoins the netherlands 6—0 in london. malou pheninckx‘s impressive strike was the fourth goal of the game and one
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of four in seven minutes either side of half time as the dutch won the trophy for a record eighth time. ireland came into the tournament as the second lowest ranked team and they're not even all professional players. manchester city picked—up where they left—off — winning the first silverware of the new football season. the premier league champions beat chelsea 2—0 in the community shield at wembley. patrick gearey reports. under blue skies and through shaded eyes, football is back, if it ever went away! european qualifiers began weeks ago, for a start, and both of these teams already had pre—season tours. manchester city's featured 18—year—old phil foden, a young englishman who they see as the future, and he set up a star of the recent past. aguero! aguero's 200th goal for the club. if he represents city's continuity, at chelsea, it is all change. meet maurizio sarri, their new manager, a former banker with a gambler‘s instinct for attack. easier in theory than practice against a side like this. aguero again.
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time for a break, temperatures at wembley meant water and instructions were taken. it took until the final minutes for anything to filter through for chelsea. tammy abra ham thwarted by claudio bravo, 2—0 it finished. pep guardiola's champions seem in no mood to settle. this shield is a statement. patrick gearey, bbc news. steven gerrard had a frustrating start in his first scottish premiership game in charge of rangers — away at aberdeen. the former liverpool captain received a warm reception from both sets of supporters but his team talk went out of the window after only 11 minutes... when alfredo morelos kicked out at scott mckenna. that left rangers down to 10 men for over 80 minutes. but captain james tavernier edged them in front after half an hour following a foul in the box onjosh windass and while rangers
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looked comfortable for most of their afternoon at pittodrie in injury time 19—year—old bruce anderson got the equaliser on his debut. 1—1 the final score. in the day's other game hibs lead motherwell 3—0. laura kenny has won her second gold medal at the european championships, gb‘s third on the track. it came in the elimination race. with sprints staged every other lap and the last rider across the line knocked out each time. she stayed in the field before surging away on the final lap to win a 12th european title. she only returned to action in march after the birth of her first child and had already picked up gold in the team pursuit. to be honest i didn't feel good. i was thinking has somebody put the right gear on when i first started because it was much faster than i remember it being and that was the thing, before i even came i was like, i even going to be able to do this? you don't know what level they are at because it's been a year since i did one and i was thinking
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i'm not sure how this is going to go andi i'm not sure how this is going to go and i was so unbelievably nervous. to come out and win, it's unbelievable, i'm so happy. britain's georgia davies has won the european title in the 50 metre back stroke. it's the first time davies has won gold in this event having won silvers and bronze in the two previous european championships. davies had already broken the european record with her time in the heats. the men's 4 by 200 metres freestyle relay team have also won gold this evening. james guy brought them home after legs from calum jarvis, duncan scott and thomas dean, beating the russian team — who had qualified fastest — into silver. catalan dragons will face warrington wolves in the challenge cup final, after pulling off a huge upset, beating super league leaders st helens 35—16. the french side scored four unanswered tries in a pulsating first half. ben garcia going over twice
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before sam moa sealed victory in the second half. it's only the second time the dragons have reached the challenge cup final. waiting for them at wembley will be the eight times winners warrington wolves. they brushed aside leeds rhinos with relative ease, scoring eight tries in a 48—12 win. andrea dovizioso won the czech moto gp ending a five month personal drought and an 11 year one for his ducati team. a crash on the opening lap brought briton bradley smith's race to a premature end in brno with two other riders also involved. while dovizioso won the race from pole. and britain's cal crutchlow slipped to fifth on the final straight before the chequered flag. that's all the sport for now. it was a fairytale run while it lasted — as ireland's women hockey players surmounted all the odds to reach the world cup final. the unfancied side had won the hearts of many on their progress through the tournament — but their fans didn't get the ending they were hoping for, as a dominant netherlands team
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beat them 6—0. we can now get the reaction of ronan mcgreevey, a reporter from the irish times who has just finished watching the match — hejoin us from dublin. you have been waiting quite some time, thank you for your patient, you were in the pub, what was the atmosphere like? yes, i was in the local pub for the club which has three members of the team and it was up three members of the team and it was up wildly jam—packed. it's three members of the team and it was up wildlyjam—packed. it's very rare for a hockey match to get mainstream coverage in ireland, there was a huge crowd there yesterday and there isa huge crowd there yesterday and there is a bigger crowd today, lots of children and young people watching the game. these are halcyon days for irish women's hockey. they have come not from nowhere but they were not thought of as a winning team getting all the way to the semifinal in the
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way that the dead, it's quite a story isn't it? it's amazing story, few people expected them to make the final. if they had and got out of the group it would have been an amazing achievement, two years ago you had to pay to play, you had to raise the money to play for ireland. tha nkfully raise the money to play for ireland. thankfully that situation has changed but they are competing with so changed but they are competing with so many sports for attention in ireland, it's amazing what they have achieved. do you think it will raise the profile of hockey in ireland? i'm totally, it has, hockey struggles for recognition here, so many different other sports like gaelic football and hurling which are similar,, it's very difficult for them to get that kind of attention but it's amazing the last few days people have really embraced
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this team. it's an all ireland team, there is no divide and i think it's great for the profile of irish hockey going forward. players come from both sides of the border? they do, they aren't they have is ireland's call which is the anthem of the irish rugby team. the soccer teams are in fact the only teams which are two different teams in ireland, republic and northern. you touched upon the business of them having to pay to play a few years ago, i was talking to michelle harvey earlier on who was a former hockey player talking about the funding problem in general, they've only just funding problem in general, they've onlyjust got sponsors apparently but all this will change of ireland is going to continue to be a force in the hockey world? absolutely. if they are amateur players and they can get to the world cup final think what they could achieve as professionals, that is what most people are saying. there are
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stu d e nts people are saying. there are students and doctors and lawyers and these teams. we had the chief executive of sporting ireland saying we need more money to compete at for insta nce we need more money to compete at for instance the tokyo olympics, all our sports men and women need more money and that's going to be an issue for them when they come home but they are going to bask in the glory tomorrow. there will be a civic reception here for them and the whole country has been talking about them which is the best way to get sponsored in the long term. indeed, they will have a great welcome home iam sure. they will have a great welcome home i am sure. we are grateful to you, thank you for talking to us. del mac thank you for talking to us. del mac thank you. the australian government has announced more aid for farmers as parts of the country suffer the worst dry spell in living memory. the prime minister, malcolm turnbull, says its important to respond to what he calls "exceptional" circumstances. the extra 100 and eight million pounds brings the total relief the extra £108 million brings the total relief
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measures to more than £370 million. at least 22 people are now known to have been killed by another earthquake on the indonesian island of lombok — the second to strike in the last week. videos uploaded to social media show bird cages swinging from a ceiling in neighbouring bali. people ran onto the streets in lombok as power lines were cut. dozens of people have been injured. the us geological survey said the seven—magnitude tremor struck just ten kilometres underground. 15 people were killed in last week's quake and hundreds of stranded hikers had to be rescued. now for something you don't see very often on a busy london street — a tropical snake eating a pigeon in broad daylight on the pavement. the snake — thought to be an abandoned boa constrictor was found on high road, leytonstone, this weekend. the rspca has since taken the snake to a wildlife centre and is appealing for information about the incident. tributes have been pouring
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in for the veteran entertainer, barry chuckle — one half of the chuckle brothers — who has died at the age of 73. alongside his brother paul, he became a fixture on children's television from the 1980s onwards. david sillito looks back at his career. tell you what, move it towards me a little bit. to you. to me. to me, to you. for more than 30 years, barry elliott was barry chuckle. it was a comic career dominated by a never—ending struggle with awkward bits of furniture. you could saw a bit off the cue. their children's tv show began in the ‘80s. the act was made up of the classic musical routines that they had grown up with. the whole family was in show business. can you stop the music and let me out now? their dad was a comedian. their older brothers were also an act, the patton brothers. # ch—ch—chucklevision...#
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but, despite success on opportunity knocks and new faces in the ‘60s and ‘70s, tv stardom only came in the ‘80s with chucklevision. it's a sad day, he was from here and he was very grounded here. big part of my childhood, going to my grandparents and watch with my grandad, it's sad. it was slapstick andl grandad, it's sad. it was slapstick and i loved it. dingy strader recorded a song with them and played his tribute today. wait, i swear you are the chuckle brothers. you must be... barry. something's weird. where's your ladders? in the van. go and get them, barry. what, now? yes.
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hang on, it's tinchy. his brother paul said today... david sillito looking back on the life of barry chuckle who's died at the age of 73. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins hello. whilst there's been a lot of sunshine again across england and wales, for scotland and northern ireland, it's been a cloudy affair with outbreaks of rain, which will continue overnight. gradually sinking their way south and eastwards, but becoming a little bit more persistent as we head towards dawn. some mist and low cloud for wales and southwest england. elsewhere, some clear skies and a fairly muggy night, lows between 13 and 16 celsius. that mist and low cloud across wales and southwest england gradally dispersing tomorrow to reveal some spells of sunshine again. a very sunny day for much of england and wales,


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